Jayne Augoye

Jayne Augoye is an assistant editor and covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for PREMIUM TIMES. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. Twitter@jaynejones

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Salawa Abeni

Salawa exposes man threatening to release her nude photos

The 'Queen of Waka Music', Salawa Abeni, on Wednesday, released her nude pictures after being threatened by an unknown Nigerian. According to the 58-year-old music legend, the blackmailer who identified himself as Jason is an Osun State resident. She accused him of threatening to tarnish her image and destroy her…

The Ultimate couple in the Ultimate love saga 2020

‘Roksie’ win 2020 Ultimate Love TV show

Two reality TV stars, Rosie and Kachi, jointly known as Roksie, have emerged winners of Ultimate Love TV show, Season 1. The duo was crowned the Ultimate couple during the show’s finale on Sunday. The Nigerian reality competition series was created by pay-TV operator, Multichoice Nigeria, for DStv. It followed…

DSTV zappae

Social Distancing: Seven Nigerian series you can binge-watch

As we continue to practice social-distancing, keeping boredom at bay has become quite a chore for many. PREMIUM TIMES has compiled a list of “feel-good” Nigerian TV series that could help bring some cheer to your week as we all continue to engage in social distancing. 1. My Siblings and…

Davido and Chef Chioma Rowland [Photo: Pulse.ng]

Singer Davido’s fiancée, Chioma, tests positive for coronavirus

Nigerian musician, Davido’s fiancee, Chioma Rowland, has tested positive for Coronavirus. Davido confirmed Chioma’s test result on Instagram on Friday evening. “Unfortunately, my fiancé’s results came back positive while all 31 others tested have come back negative including our baby,” the singer’s post read. He said Chioma has been quarantined…

Nollywood Star, Alkali Matthew

Nollywood actor, Matthew Alkali, dies on movie set

A fast-rising Nollywood actor, Mattew Alkali, popularly called The Bishop, died while on the set of a movie production on Tuesday. The Kaduna-state-born actor was popular for his role as ‘Dareng’ in the Africa Magic drama series, ‘Halita’. He was 36. A Nigerian filmmaker, Dimbo Atiya, who broke the news…

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Coronavirus: Filmhouse, Genesis, Silverbird shut cinemas

Three major Nigerian cinema exhibitors, Filmhouse, Silverbird, and Genesis, have temporarily shut down operations nationwide. This move is in compliance with the government’s restrictions on large gatherings to curb the spread of coronavirus. Filmhouse released a statement announcing the closure “to ensure the maximum safety of our guests and staff.”…

Coronavirus: Guild issues guidelines for Nigerian actors on set

The President of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, has asked Nigerian actors to shun any shoot that is likely to have more than 30 cast and crew members at any given time. Mr Rollas said this in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday. He cited the…

Asa [PHOTO CREDIT: @Asa_official]

Coronavirus: Asa, I Go Dye postpone shows

Nigerian Afro-soul superstar, Bukola Elemide (popularly known as Asa), has cancelled her 'Lucid' tours in Europe due to the Coronavirus pandemic which is currently ravaging the continent. Asa's decision comes as the European Union moves to seal its borders amid the coronavirus crisis. Deaths have continued to soar in Italy…

Dakore Egbuson-Akande presented the award for ‘Best Actor in a Drama (Movie or TV Series) to her younger brother, Timini Egbuson

AMVCA 2020 Highlights: Best moments of the night

The highly-anticipated seventh Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award ended on Saturday on a great note. It was a thrilling night of brilliant performances, surprise wins, striking acceptance speeches and remarkable achievements in all disciplines of filmmaking. From actor Jidekene Achufusi, aka Swanky JKA, scoring his first Africa Magic Viewers Choice…

Rubbles of the school from the explosion

Lagos Explosion: Three-year-old rescued from rubble

Red Cross operatives at the Abule-Ado explosion site in Lagos have rescued a three-year-old girl unhurt from the rubble of one of the collapsed buildings. The chairman, Nigeria Red Cross Society (NRCS) Lagos branch, Adebola Kolawole, said the toddler, who was identified as Favour, was found amidst the rubble during…

Burna Boy 20

Burna Boy showcases Igbo culture in new video ‘Odogwu’

Award-winning Afro-fusion singer, Burna Boy, has released the visuals for his recently released single titled ‘Odogwu’. This comes days after he received a gold plaque for his 2018 released single, “On the Low” which went gold in France. Produced by ace producer, Kel P, ‘Odogwu’, which serves as his first…

Black smoke rising to the sky from the point of the pipeline explossion

Lagos Explosion Update: People still trapped in buildings as rescue efforts continue

More people remained trapped in buildings as rescue efforts continued for victims of the explosion that rocked Eroko Road, Abule Ado area of Lagos on Sunday morning. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that an excavator was finally brought to the scene at about 5.37 pm. So far, about 15 bodies have been…

Beverly Naya's 'Skin' won the AMVCA Best Documentary 

#2020 AMVCA: Funke Akindele, Ramsey Nouah win big (FULL LIST OF WINNERS)

The 7th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards which held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday night has ended in grand style. Anchored by seasoned broadcasters Amina Abdi Rabar and Ik Osakioduwa, the star-studded show had some of Africa’s brightest filmstars clinch the…

AMVCA Trophy used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Official AMVCA site]

#2020 AMVCA: Nana Akua Addo, Mercy Aigbe, Toke Makinwa, make best-dressed list

The Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards held at the Eko Hotels and Suites Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday night. Some of Nollywood and indeed Africa’s biggest stars showed up in grand style for the AMVCA red carpet and the award ceremony itself. The fashion police are on standby to adjudge…

AMVCA Trophy used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Official AMVCA site]

2020 AMVCA: IK Osakioduwa, Abdi Rabar announced as hosts

Nigerian media personality, IK Osakioduwa, will be returning as host of the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Award (AMVCA) for the seventh time. He will grace the stage with a new female co-host, Kenya’s Amina Abdi Rabar. Ms Rabar is a popular Kenyan media personality who hosts the breakfast show…

Davido halts North America Tour

Coronavirus: Davido halts North America Tour

Nigerian music star, Davido Adeleke aka Davido, on Friday announced the postponement of his North America tour due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has now afflicted every continent on the planet besides Antarctica. Its rapid spread has led to the cancellation of international musical concerts and fashion shows…

Seun Kuti {Photo credit: OkayAfrica}

Coronavirus: Coachella postponed; Seun Kuti, others affected

The 2020 Coachella festival has been postponed to October due to the Coronavirus spread. By extension, Seun Kuti's performance has also been postponed. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual music and arts festival. It is one of…

Naira Marley and YouTube officials

I plan to make ‘Marlians’ global movement – Naira Marley

Nigerian music star, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, has announced plans to recruit more ‘Marlians’ worldwide. He said, “The future of Naira Marley looks bright. I’m not going to stop making good music for 'Marlians'. A lot of 'Marlian' music is coming out this year and with that, I’m creating…

Enyinna Nwigwe on the set of 'Eagle Wings, the Nigerian Air Force story” Twitter DefenseNigeria]

Nollywood, Nigerian Air Force film collaboration ‘Eagle Wings’ underway

‘Eagle Wings’, a Nollywood and the Nigerian Airforce film collaboration, is currently being shot at several locations in the country. Starring Nollywood stars Eyinna Nwigwe and Femi Jacobs as leads, the film is a poignant action war drama about an Airforce Fighter Pilot who is caught in the harrowing world…

Seun Egbegbe

Detained Nigerian actor yet to meet bail conditions three years after

Embattled Yoruba filmmaker, Olajide Kazeem, aka, Seun Egbegbe, has spent three years in prison custody due to his failure to perfect his bail conditions. The erstwhile Lagos socialist, known for his lavish lifestyle, has been incarcerated since February 10, 2017. The spokesperson for the Lagos State Command of the Nigerian…

Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh

“You are gay, bisexual”, Tonto Dikeh, tells ex-husband

Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, and her ex-husband, Churchill Olakunle, are in the news again. The couple trended on social media on Monday after Tonto alleged her ex-husband "and most men" are bisexuals. Tonto's statement prompted a response from Churchill who mocked her in return. Tonto also dropped several 'bombshells'…

A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has made his Nollywood debut in a new series titled Silent Prejudices (Season 2)

Fani-Kayode makes Nollywood debut in ‘Silent Prejudice’

A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has made his Nollywood debut in a new series titled Silent Prejudices (Season 2). Fani-Kayode stars alongside his ex-beauty queen and actress wife, Precious, in the movie. The series, which exposes the evils associated with the Osu caste system in the Southeastern part…

Olukayode Odumosu, popularly known as Pa Kasumu

Nollywood actor, Pa Kasumu, is dead

A veteran Nollywood actor, Olukayode Odumosu, popularly known as Pa Kasumu, has died. His son, Tunde Odumosu, broke the news in a telephone call to our correspondent on Sunday evening. Tunde, who lives in Lagos, said his father gave up the ghost at about 12.30 p.m. on Sunday. He said,…

Nigerian musician, Naira Marley. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Naira Marley]

Alleged Internet Fraud: Naira Marley counter’s EFCC documents in court

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday, adjourned till May 13 ruling on the admissibility of documents brought before the court in evidence against Azeez Fashola, a.k.a Naira Marley. The entertainer’s trial for his alleged involvement in credit card fraud continued on Friday. Naira Marley…

The retrieved sculpture -- PHOTO CREDIT Government Of Mexico official website

Mexico returns ancient Ife bronze sculpture to Nigeria

The Mexican government on Tuesday delivered to Nigeria an ancient Ife bronze sculpture seized by customs agents at Benito Juarez International Airport, Mexico City. The Mexican officials said it was intended to be delivered by mail before it was intercepted at the airport just as its buyer tried to bring…